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2018 Jeep Wrangler: Answering To The Diesel Red Flag!

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Every passing day brings us closer to the release of the next-gen Jeep Wrangler and we can’t wait to check out the 4×4 SUV in full. Jeep has already released some information on the next-gen Wrangler and among them is the fact that the vehicle will be offered with a diesel powertrain.

In detail, the Wrangler will be getting a variation of a diesel mill that is offered with the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the powertrain has received the necessary approval from the regulators.

Seeing that diesels are really unpopular on private cars here in the US, many have questioned Jeep on their decision to offer a diesel mill with the Wrangler. What’s the point of having a diesel-powered Wrangler on the line-up if it is unlikely to sell in large numbers?

Well, sales of the Wrangler with the diesel mill are subjective at the moment and there is no telling on how good the vehicle will do in the market. What we do know is that the decision to offer diesel as an option with the next-gen Wrangler is to ease the pressure on Jeep from CAFÉ regulators.

The emission standards are getting stricter with every passing year and Jeep has yet to come up with a green setup that can work well with their line-up. To buy them some time, diesels can be used to balance the emission numbers although the boost is only temporary.